Valuation Control, Senior Associate

  • Competitive
  • Londres, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni
  • CDI, Plein-temps
  • SS&C
  • 13 nov. 17 2017-11-13

We are looking for a Senior Associate who will assist with the pricing validation for derivative and security OTC instruments, as well as listed instruments. The successful candidate will perform existing processes as well as testing newly developed models. In addition, they will manage the daily, month and quarterly tasks for assigned clients in a timely manner, escalating where necessary to management or the client.

Valuation Control, Senior Associate

Company Overview
SS&C Technologies, Inc. provides mission-critical software and software-enabled services for the global financial services industry. SS&C employs a disciplined and highly focused acquisition strategy to increase the breadth and depth of its product and service offerings and capitalize on evolving market opportunities. Since 1995, SS&C has acquired 46 businesses with products, services and/or technologies in existing or complementary vertical markets.

SS&C has more than 8,200 employees worldwide.  Our head office is located in Windsor, Connecticut with offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Australia. SS&C provides the global financial services industry with a broad range of highly specialized software, software enabled-services and software as a service (SaaS) solutions for operational excellence. We deliver mission-critical processing for information management, analysis, trading, accounting, reporting and compliance. Our clients manage, in aggregate, over $44 trillion in assets and choose SS&C as their preferred vendor for our expertise.

SS&C acquired GlobeOp in 2012, Advent Software in 2015, Citi Alternative Investor Services in 2016 and Wells Fargo Global Fund Services in 2016. SS&C is the leading independent provider of cloud-based fund administration services and software for the alternative investment industry, including hedge funds, fund of funds, private equity funds and managed accounts.

Position Overview
We are looking for a Senior Associate who will assist with the pricing validation for derivative and security OTC instruments, as well as listed instruments. The successful candidate will perform existing processes as well as testing newly developed models. In addition, they will manage the daily, month and quarterly tasks for assigned clients in a timely manner, escalating where necessary to management or the client.

Responsibilities
• Daily price validation for OTC derivative (cross asset class) instruments using existing processes and testing of newly developed models.
• Price validation of a variety of securities using multiple pricing sources, e.g. corporate bonds and listed securities.
• Leadership of new ideas and initiatives to improve performance and controls around valuation and pricing within the team.
• Review monthly valuation reconciliations to determine fair value of portfolio for inclusion in published NAV and downstream systems.
• To work to the agreed client deadlines and manage expectations accordingly
• Work with global counterparts (Trade Capture, Fund Accounting, OTC Reconciliations and Vendor teams)
• Work with individuals on maintaining and building relationships with Prime Brokers, Counterparties and Clients.
• To be a resource for and provide input to projects impacting the valuations business and requiring OTC derivative pricing expertise.
• Work with the business to develop existing data attributes to support new business requirements, including process re-engineering.

Experience, Skills & Qualifications

Skills and Knowledge
• Masters in Finance or equivalent professional qualification essential
• Good understanding of various type of derivative products and trade life cycle events
• Good communication skills - the role is client facing and requires skill in dealing with multiple stakeholders within and outside the firm.
• Understanding of applied mathematics in derivative products preferable
• Organisational skills with drive and ambition to see projects and daily tasks through.
• Ability to perform investigations of quantitative models and pricing discrepancies working knowledge of Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters.
• IT – must have strong experience on MS Excel. VBA skills useful but not essential
• Highly motivated self-starter, attention to detail, team player, good interpersonal skill essential with positive and professional attitude.

Experience
• Previous experience with OTC derivatives valuation is essential, exposure to a wider product based such as OTC securities and listed securities is desirable.
• Financial background – ideally from IB, broker, trading company, hedge fund, small investment firm or financial consulting firm.

SS&C Technologies/ SS&C Financial Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer and as such does not discriminate against any applicant for employment or employee on the basis of race, color, religious creed, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable discrimination laws.